Peter Zimmerman, AIA grew up in Willistown Township, PA where he developed a love of, and interest in, old structures and open space. Peter earned his undergraduate degree at Colgate Universty, taking a year during his studies to attend The Institute for Architecture and Urban studies under the direction of Peter Eisenman. He received his Master’s Degree in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. During his time at Harvard he spent a semester teaching architecture at the Eidgenosische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.
Peter has been the Owner and Principal of Peter Zimmerman Architects since 1982. Mr. Zimmerman provides design leadership in the firm while maintaining hands on involvement in all of their projects. Additionally, under his leadership, Peter Zimmerman Architects has received numerous awards and recognition, nationwide, over the past 38 years.
Peter has served on many Boards with a primary focus on the preservation of open space and historic structures. Currently he is a member of : National Council of Architectural Registration Board, Philadelphia Chapter American Institute of Architects, Institute of Classical Architecture, Athenaeum of Philadelphia and Tredyffrin Township Zoning Appeals Board. Peter serves on the Board of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, The President’s Council: Natural Lands – Media, Pennsylvania and the Advisory Board of The Community Coalition- Phoenixville, PA. Past Board involvement includes: The French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust and Historic Yellow Springs. Both organizations are located in Chester County, PA.
“I am very lucky,” says Zimmerman. “I love what I do. To be able to work with incredible clients and make their visions a reality brings me great joy.”